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    :: Friday, November 11, 2005 ::

    British Columbia Recognizes Cancer as an Occupational Hazard for Firefighters - Occupational Hazards
    This change to the Workers Compensation Act creates what is called a "rebuttable presumption." This means the onus will be on WorkSafeBC – the Workers' Compensation Board – or the employer to bring forward proof to establish why an injured worker should not be eligible for compensation rather than placing the burden of proof on a sick firefighter.

    "This is an important day for B.C.'s firefighters," said Al Leier, president of the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters' Association. "Having the risk of cancer recognized as one of the hazards of our job is welcome news."
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